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    Confused about Remote Test Servers

    First, I am a complete novice when it comes to programming, so pardon my ignorant questions.

    I hired two programmers to work on my project. They say they need a remote test server for testing things, before making it live, so that the changes are not live until all are okay.

    So, my questions:


    What are Remote Test Servers?

    Why are they necessary?

    Can they be set up with normal reseller or shared hosting?

    How can you prevent the world from seeing what's on it?

    Do you need a domain name for this?

    How do I go about setting up a remote test server?

    Any other comprehensive document to read up on this?

    Thanks.

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    What are Remote Test Servers?

    A server setup online for testing. The term test means nothing really, you can use a production server to test on. The point is its online and not just served locally to the developers machine. One would have thought they would have their own website to do this on..

    Why are they necessary?

    Live environment can be different to offline. Also it allows them and you to view the work online

    Can they be set up with normal reseller or shared hosting?

    Yes

    How can you prevent the world from seeing what's on it?

    By using an obtuse URL, by password protecting the directory with .htaccess, other ways too

    Do you need a domain name for this?

    Yes, although if you have a domain you could setup a sub domain like dev.mydomain.com and that would cost nothing

    How do I go about setting up a remote test server?

    What do you even need??? Why dont you host it where you intend to use it?

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    Thanks a lot, itxtme. You answered all my questions!


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